The fire outbreak that happened in Kejetia market on Wednesday resulted in spectacular scenes.
At the beginning of the fire late in the afternoon, some merchants and shoppers fled haphazardly while others attempted to save their goods.
Throughout the turmoil, a few people who were stuck on the top floor of the multi-story structure were determined to get out.
They desperately lowered a rope and frantically took turns descending from the second floor.
Per an amateur video sighted by the media, a woman wearing a green dress started her descent with the help of others.
On her way down to the first floor, she appears to have missed her grip and fell to the floor.
The distraught onlookers screamed as they watched her tumbling down.
However, reports say she sustained some injuries but is alive.
Some of the victims who collapsed due to the smoke were also carried to health facilities nearby.
The part of the market which is under fire is known as ‘Dubai’ where items such as car tires are sold.
JoyNews spoke to a man who was supposedly present in the area where the fire started.
According to the eyewitness, he was purchasing items from a female trader when he heard her radio set’s battery running low.
According to the man, he left his wares briefly with the lady to buy something from another area.
On his return, he saw a little smoke emanating from the trader’s shop.
“The area where she had plugged the radio was where the smoke started from. She had arranged so many things around the electric socket.